Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Supports Terabase’s Robotic Solar Farms

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Breakthrough Energy Ventures, climate-focused venture capital firm connected to some of the richest people on earth, has joined a $44 million bid to launch a solar Terabase Energy.

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Terabase aims to quickly build new solar farms “at the terawatt scale,” said CEO Matt Campbell. statement. The startup claims its automated plant can already speed up plant construction and cut costs by using robotic weapons that lift and connect heavy solar panels to solar trackers. When asked to provide photos of the insides of his factory, Campbell pointed TechCrunch to previously published aerial photographs and declined to share anything else “for reasons of competition”.

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Terabase also makes software tools for managing the design and construction of solar farms. The startup recently completed its first commercial projectwhere are his robots reportedly installed panels with a capacity of 10 MW. There are one million megawatts in a terawatt, so the startup still has a long way to go to reach its goals.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures was founded by Bill Gates and its board includes Jeff Bezos and Masayoshi Son. The venture capital firm, along with Lime and Lime, spearheaded the Terabase deal. Amplifier Robotics investor at Prelude Ventures.

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Their investments come when rich people face scrutiny for their oversized climate pollution. Gates’ private jet may be not be as active as Taylor Swiftbut co-founder of Microsoft reportedly owns several and has called private flying his own “reprehensible pleasure“.

Other recent deals for solar startups include panel installer company Zolar ($105 million) and solar network developer Okra ($2.1 million).


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